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  • Rumors Swirl: Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas May Retire

    07/01/2020 12:12:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/01/20 | Joel Pollak
    Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas may be planning to retire soon, according to rumors in the media Wednesday.Robert Costa reported in the Washington Post that the Trump administration was preparing for the possible retirement of Justice Clarence Thomas: Justice Clarence Thomas, a conservative appointed by George H.W. Bush, is privately seen by Trump’s aides as the most likely to retire this year. While Thomas has not given any indication of doing so, the White House and Senate Republicans are quietly preparing for a possible opening, according to a White House official and two outside Trump political advisers who spoke on the...
  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

    05/25/2020 6:03:12 PM PDT · by beejaa · 14 replies
    PBS SoCal ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Pack, Director
    The movie is free at the link until June 2.
  • Clarence Thomas Isnt A Symbol Of The Trump Era. Hes An American Icon

    05/20/2020 10:16:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Ever since he matured from Marxist revolutionary to conservative heavyweight champ, the American left has felt free to smear Clarence Thomas. Ever since he matured from Marxist revolutionary to conservative heavyweight champ, the American left has felt free to smear Clarence Thomas in ways they’d scream “racism!” at if he were still one of them. It’s a half-century reminder of which political team consistently weaponizes a twisted conception of racism to obtain power at any cost, instead of recognizing racism as a moral evil with objective standards of transgression that apply equally to all.In this reprehensible tradition, The New York...
  • Clarence Thomas Slams Proposed Rule to Silence Conservative Judges

    02/03/2020 2:01:02 PM PST · by kathsua · 22 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | Feb 3, 2020 | Kevin Daley
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas panned a draft ethics rule that would dissuade judges from formally enrolling in ideological groups like the Federalist Society and its liberal counterpart, the American Constitution Society (ACS). Speaking Friday night at a Federalist Society conference in Florida, Thomas suggested the proposal is an attempt to silence the conservative lawyers group. The proposed rule would also bind law clerks and staff attorneys. Now I think theyre about to silence the Federalist Society, the justice said, according to remarks first reported by The Wall Street Journal. So I guess I cant come back.
  • Clarence Thomas: I was 'the wrong black guy' and had 'to be destroyed'

    01/21/2020 1:20:52 PM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 1/20/2020 | staff
    Known to rarely speak in hearings, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas' voice is given center stage in an upcoming documentary. "Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words" features his faith, political awakening, judicial philosophy and the role race has played in his life. Premiering nationwide in select theaters Jan. 31, the film includes Thomas' reflections on the contentious 1991 Senate confirmation hearings led by Joe Biden, who now is the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Justices Thomas and Ginsburg spar on abortion

    12/21/2019 7:51:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2019 | Eric Utter
    Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas recently sparred over Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, a case involving the disposition of fetal remains by abortion providers. The case addresses two provisions of an Indiana law. The first provision prohibits abortion providers from treating the bodies of aborted children as infectious waste and incinerating them alongside used needles and other potentially dangerous items. The second provision made it illegal for an abortion provider to perform an abortion in Indiana when the provider knows that the mother is seeking the abortion solely because of the childs race,...
  • Clarence Thomas Takes Revenge on Joe Biden for Confirmation Hearings...

    11/30/2019 8:16:13 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/29/19 | Michael Van Der Galien
    I Was the Wrong African American' Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has used the 2020 election campaign to finally take revenge on Joe Biden. The justice did so by issuing a strong condemnation of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings. According to Thomas, these hearings were used by Biden -- who was then a senator -- to "get rid of me" because Biden and his fellow Democrats considered Thomas the "wrong" African American for the job. Thomas made the remarks in a soon-to-be-released documentary,Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, ABC...
  • Clarence Thomas compares modern-day liberal to a Klansman in new film

    11/28/2019 10:38:49 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 15 replies
    NyPost.com ^ | 11/28/19 | Joe Tacopino
    Clarence Thomas compares modern-day liberal to a Klansman in new film Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has blasted Democrats, including former Senate Judiciary Committee and now-presidential candidate Joe Biden, over the sexual-misconduct allegations against the jurist during his 1991 confirmation hearings. Thomas opens up about the process in a new documentary and claims the biggest impediment to his life and legal career was not the KKK but the modern-day liberal.
  • Film Review: Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words

    11/16/2019 9:16:13 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/16/2019 | Sarah Lee
    Theres a moment in the new Clarence Thomas documentary, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, following the harrowing confirmation hearing that saw the gentle man, loving husband, and legal genius from Pin Point, Ga., accused of sexual harassment and smeared as a lecherous monster, that sticks with you long after the 2-hour film ends. Its the look Thomas has on his face at his swearing-in ceremony. Hes not elated by the prospect of joining the Supreme Court. He looks tired and maybe more than a little concerned for his safety. And its an indictment of the people ...
  • Supreme Court session begins without ill Clarence Thomas

    10/07/2019 9:19:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/19 | Rebecca Klar
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was reportedly absent from the bench Monday as the court reconvened for its new term. Chief Justice John Roberts said in his opening remarks that Thomas was "indisposed" due to an illness but said the conservative judge would still be participating in deciding the three cases the court is hearing arguments about, according to Reuters. Details of Thomas's illness were not immediately disclosed. SNIP
  • U.S. Supreme Court Kicks Off New Term, With Justice Thomas Absent

    10/07/2019 9:17:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Lawrence Hurley, Andrew Chung 4 MIN READ
    The U.S. Supreme Court kicked off its new nine-month term with a flurry of activity on Monday, hearing arguments in three cases and rejecting numerous appeals that piled up over the summer. With conservative Justice Clarence Thomas absent due to an unspecified illness, the court began hearing its first argument in a case focusing on whether states can discard the so-called insanity defense in criminal prosecutions. The case involved a man sentenced to death in Kansas for fatally shooting four family members while suffering from severe depression. In remarks from the bench before the first argument, Chief Justice John Roberts...
  • Thomas Blasts Dismemberment Abortions, Says Justices Must Confront What This Court Has Wrought

    06/30/2019 7:58:41 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 28, 2019 | MARY MARGARET OLOHAN
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke out against dismemberment abortions Friday, saying that justices must confront the realities of what the Supreme Court has wrought through abortion rulings. In a concurring opinion, Thomas spoke on an Alabama law against dismemberment abortion after the Supreme Court declined to hear the case on Friday. The justice said that it is implausible that the Constitution would protect the dismemberment of a living child. The case was Harris v. West Alabama Womens Center. Thomas described the dismemberment abortion process, saying that the more developed a child is, the more likely an abortion will involve...
  • Justice Thomas Provides Clarity on the Memorial Cross

    06/26/2019 9:53:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2019 | Terry Jeffrey
    Ninety-nine years ago, Democrat Sen. John Walter Smith of Maryland provided $50 of his own -- not government -- money to help erect a cross in his home state. He was responding to a request from Mrs. Martin Redman, a mother who had lost her son in World War I. To honor him and the 48 other men from Prince George's County who had lost their lives in the war, she had joined the Prince George's Memorial Committee, whose goal was to erect a memorial not far from the Maryland border with the District of Columbia. In a thank-you note,...
  • Clarence Thomas Benchslaps the Federal Government in a Property Rights Case

    06/21/2019 1:15:24 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Reason ^ | June 21, 2019 | Damon Root
    ... In addition to being a victory for property owners, Knick v. Township of Scott is also notable for featuring some sharp words from Justice Clarence Thomas directed at the federal government. As Thomas noted in a concurring opinion, the U.S. solicitor general filed an amicus brief in the case which argued that "the failure to provide contemporaneous compensation for a taking does not violate the Fifth Amendment if the government has provided an adequate mechanism for obtaining just compensation." What's wrong with that? Here is a sample of Thomas' rather pointed rebuke to the federal government: The United Statesurges...
  • Clarence Thomas calls for abandoning 'demonstrably erroneous' precedent (trunc)

    06/18/2019 8:18:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17, 2019 | Gregg Re
    In a concurring opinion in a Supreme Court case announced Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a lengthy call for his colleagues to overturn "demonstrably erroneous decisions" even if they have been upheld for decades -- prompting legal observers to say Thomas was laying the groundwork to overturn the seminal 1973 case Roe v. Wade, which established a constitutional right to abortion. Thomas' blunt opinion came in Gamble v. United States, a case concerning the so-called "double-jeopardy" doctrine, which generally prohibits an individual from being charged twice for the same crime. But both pro-life and pro-choice advocates quickly noted the implications...
  • Thomas Fires Opening Salvo For SCOTUS To Overturn Own Precedents

    06/17/2019 10:00:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 6/17/2019 | Josh Kovensky
    In a sneaky Monday concurrence, Justice Clarence Thomas laid the groundwork for the Supreme Court to overturn its own longstanding precedents in what may mark the beginning of efforts to destroy numerous landmark court decisions from the past decades. The concurring opinion came in Gamble v. United States, a case regarding double jeopardy that Thomas used as a springboard to argue that the Supreme Court should review and overturn settled law where it is found to be demonstrably erroneous. Constitutional law scholars told TPM that Thomas appeared to use the concurrence to signal to his fellow justices ...
  • Clarence Thomas calls for abandoning 'demonstrably erroneous' precedent

    06/17/2019 3:14:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    In a concurring opinion in a Supreme Court case announced Monday, Justice Clarence Thomas issued a lengthy call for his colleagues to overturn "demonstrably erroneous decisions" even if they have been upheld for decades -- prompting legal observers to say Thomas was laying the groundwork to overturn the seminal 1973 case Roe v. Wade, which established a constitutional right to abortion. Thomas' blunt opinion came in a case concerning the so-called "double-jeopardy" doctrine, which generally prohibits an individual from being charged twice for the same crime. But both pro-life and pro-choice advocates quickly noted the implications of his reasoning for...
  • Thomas urges Supreme Court to reverse 'demonstrably erroneous decisions'

    06/17/2019 9:52:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/19 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday said that the Supreme Court should take more action to overturn prior demonstrably erroneous decisions. In a concurring opinion issued in a double-jeopardy case, Thomas wrote that he believes the court was correct in not overturning a doctrine that allows an individual to be charged with the same crime by federal and state prosecutors. However, he wrote that the Supreme Court should revisit its use of the stare decisis doctrine, under which a past precedent is not be overturned unless theres a compelling reason to do so. Thomas wrote that the use of the judicial...
  • Clarence Thomas has 'no idea' where retirement rumors come from

    06/03/2019 3:37:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/03/19 | Zack Budryk
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas dismissed rumors of his impending retirement in an interview at the Supreme Court Historical Society on Monday. "I have no idea where this stuff comes from," Thomas said, responding to chatter he planned to announce his retirement in June. "One of the things you have to get used to in this business ... is that people can say things about you and for you that have nothing to do with you." Thomas similarly said an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture misrepresented his thinking on affirmative action and that...
  • Clarence Thomas Exposes Abortion's Ties to Racist Eugenics in Scathing Fetal Remains Case Opinion

    05/28/2019 1:47:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 28, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas sits as he is introduced during anevent at the Library of Congress in Washington.On Tuesday, the Supreme Court refused to take up the issue of Indiana's ban on abortion specifically for the sex, race, or disability of the baby to be killed. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a powerful opinion revealing the connections between the racist eugenics movement and the abortion movement. He warned that if Planned Parenthood is able to get sex-selective, race-specific, and disability-targeted abortions codified as a woman's right under the Constitution, that would enshrine a horrific movement rightly left in...